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Sharma MacDonald: ‘I want this film to be a blueprint of 2020’

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

If actress Sharma MacDonald could describe the year 2020 with one word it would be …”Exhausting.”

In a year shaped by global upheaval, restrictions, racial turmoil, death, delayed releases and theater closures, the Canadian TV...

'I wanted to honor Black actors, writers, directors and filmmakers,' says Nigerian artist Temi Coker

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars and Temi Coker's work is featured.
Seven international artists were invited by The Academy to create custom Oscar statuette art inspired...

"I have developed a piece that I hope will challenge systems of oppression," says director Nate Parker

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

A provoking and powerful film, Nate Parker's latest project "American Skin," follows a Black Iraqi War Vet, who seeks justice for his only son after he is killed by a white police officer.

This socially urgent narrative on police...

Nnamdi Asomugha plays a Jazz musician in ‘Sylvie’s Love’

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

A former football player, who was considered one of the best defensive players in the National Football League, Nnamdi Asomugha has since kicked his film career into high speed with a string of projects.

An actor and producer,...

Twin Hopes: Nigerian Brothers Tackle a Migrant Tale

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Lots of siblings make movies. From the Coen’s, the Hughes brothers to the Wachowski siblings, keeping it in the family is always a recipe for success, just ask the Esiri brothers whose feature film “Eyimofe” is making waves on the film...

Regina King: "I wanted to do this film because we don’t get the opportunity to see Black men celebrated in such a complex way."

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos courtesy of Amazon Studio

Race, politics, power, and civil rights become the focus when four iconic characters gather in a hotel room in Regina King’s directorial debut.

A film which premiered at the annual AFI Film...

'I wanted to pay homage to the continent,' says director Anwar Jamison

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

His latest drama “Coming to Africa,” follows an African American who visits West Africa for the first time and for Memphis based director Anwar Jamison, it was the perfect project to pay homage to a country he has an immense love for....

Alexis Chikaeze: 'Miss Juneteenth shines a light on Black culture and Black history'

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos Courtesy of Vertical Entertainment

For Alexis Chikaeze, growing up with Nigerian parents, there were only three career options open to her.

“A lot of Nigerian households know the options we are usually given is to become a...

“Power is an addictive thing,” says Selah and the Spades director Tayarisha Poe

Selah and the Spades,” which premiered last week on Amazon Prime. There have been lots of congratulatory emails, direct messages on social media and continuous praises from her peers. These are accolades that Ms. Poe, who is working on developing the film into a series, is...

Gbam TV catches up with AY Young, the world’s first musical artist to power 100% of his performances with renewable energy

By Samantha Ofole Pince

He’s the world’s first musical artist powering 100% of his performances with renewable energy and he just released his debut album, “H E L L O | Again.”  Often compared to having the raw live energy of Prince, Will Smith and Chris Brown, Ay’...